DANBURY, Conn. -- The city of Danbury declared Tuesday, Nov. 28, as #GivingTuesday in an effort to promote charitable giving. During a ceremony, Mayor Mark Boughton presented Executive Director Fran Normann of Housatonic Habitat for Humanity with a proclamation that recognizes this global day of giving.
#GivingTuesday is in its fifth year and is a growing movement when millions of people around the world come together to champion the causes they support.
“Danbury acknowledges the mission of #GivingTuesday as a celebration of philanthropy and volunteerism where people give whatever they are able to give," Boughton said. "It is fitting and proper on Giving Tuesday, and on every day, to recognize the tremendous impact of philanthropy, volunteerism, and community service in the City of Danbury.”
“After days of shopping – Black Friday and Cyber Monday – it’s time to feed your soul on #GivingTuesday and pay it forward to others," said Normann. "This is our first year working with #GivingTuesday. Help us raise the roof on our next home! Our goal is to raise $5,000!"
Normann said Housatonic Habitat has created a photo gallery of individuals who give their time and talent at www.housatonichabitat.org. “All are welcome to download our ‘UNSELFIE poster' and be a part of our wall of supporters.”
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